Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

Highly Ranked UF Health is ranked as a top Cancer program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. We are the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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Message from our Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Welcome to Bently Doonan, MD – Melanoma

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Bently Doonan, MD, MS is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Doonan…

Bently Doonan

Welcome to Erin Dean, MD – Bone Marrow Transplant

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Erin Dean, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida College of…

Erin Dean

UF Health Cancer Center again named…

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The University of Florida Health Cancer Center, along with its proton partner in Jacksonville, has once again been recognized as a Cancer Center of…

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UF Health Cancer Center Research News

Seeds of Hope: UF Health now using precision radiation procedure for eye cancer

For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, M.D., is sowing seeds of hope. In Khurshid’s case, those seeds are tiny particles of radioactive…

Cancer Connections – Monthly Educational & Networking Meeting

Dr. Brian Ramnaraign will discuss the role of immunotherapy in kidney cancer and extrapolation to other non-immunogenic solid tumors. Cancer Connections brings together cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and cancer healthcare…

New study associates dense breasts in older women with heightened breast cancer risk

Physicians have long recognized that women with denser breasts are at increased risk of invasive breast cancer, heightening the importance of mammography screenings. A paucity of data, however, established such…

UF Health researchers use big data to improve care for people with rare diseases

Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up research and boost care and treatment options for people affected…